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Around 1:05 pm today I received a phone call from a resident who advised that Lamar workers were down at the billboard (Hetzel Park) doing work. I was on my way to the doctor's office and had about 30 minutes to stop down and ask questions. The Supervisor of the job said that they were given the release to start work today. When I called Dawn our borough manager, and asked her why weren't we told about this last night at the council meeting, she replied, "we didn't know". I asked when the final inspection was completed and when the release was issued and she stated around 1:15pm. Funny that I arrived at 1:18 to Hetzel Park and three of the workers were at the top of the sign already working. Dawn stated that they were at borough hall at 1:15 getting approval, but these five workers were obviously here working for at least a half hour. Dawn at least continues to lie for the borough.
Now on with Bob Berger, you lack the courage to tell the truth. He read Ernie's interpretation of the ordinance that stated the billboard did not need underground electricity at the Work Shop meeting two weeks ago. This was the final straw that allowed Lamar to start work again. But Mr. Berger lacks the courage to explain to the residents last night. Also, when Ernie, our solicitor, advised council not to speak on behalf of the borough in regards to the billboard, it was then obvious that word reached the borough that they were being sued.
I will continue to speak about the billboard and continue to state that the only reason the billboard is in Hetzel Park is because of greed. The leader of the greed team is the same leader of the Republican Party in Ridley Park. Mr Bob Boland. You too lack the courage to tell the truth. I did notice that you sent a few of your union buddies to sit in the audience last night so that you could keep up on what the residents are saying. Why don't you show your face in person? Plain and simple: you are a coward. Mike Puppio, our current solicitor is another person who does not have enough courage and that needs to be called onto the carpet. He and Bob Boland have been working this "deal" since the early 2000's. I am going to find out where the monies from this billboard are going and whose pockets are being lined. I don't care whose name comes out, I will personally condemn them in public.
Mr. Byrne, our special lawyer, did such a fine job for the borough. He did NOTHING but collect a fee and then turned and used Ernie's interpretation about the electricity. Ernie was the one who stated a month earlier that we could stop the work based on that same disregard for the borough ordinance. I thought Mr. Bryne was going to be independent of our solicitor's office. These lawyers all protect each others interest.
I hope the residents continue to show the rest of the borough what callous cowardly councilors and party members exist in this town. It is quite frankly a disgrace and embarrassment.
I would not only propose a walk on borough hall, but we should do a walk down the street to Bob Boland's house since he finds any excuse to hide and stay out of public. I am certain he will hide and cower the same way that all of his puppets on council and in the office have done throughout the last two months.